12-14-2011 10:54 PM
I am planning to purchase Brocade 4100 to connect to silkwork 3200 ,
Any Idea , what's the latest firmware supported by 4100 , does it support FOS 6.x ?
When I was going through some of the switch spec's I found some switch doesn't support E Port
Do I need special license to configure E port ??, I know that we need license for Trunk confifuration not sure about E port .
can I configure a fabric with Brocade 4100 & Silkworm 3200 ( This is purly for Learning & Testing purpose )
Please share your experiance
Thanks in advance
12-14-2011 11:45 PM
Brocade 3200 and 3800 was available as Full Fabric and VL = Value Line 2 and 4.
2 mean you can build a Fabric with a Total of TWO Switches, and 4 for FOUR Switches Fabric.
Brocade 4100 is Supported till FOS 6.4.x, however the Brocade 3200 with FOS 3.2 can partecipate in a Fabric / FOS 6.2.x with certain restrictions.
For details see Release Notes 6.2.x and 6.4.x are attached.
12-15-2011 09:05 AM
No you don't need a license for multiple ISL's between switches.
The Full Fabric license allows for more domains (switches) than 2 or 4 as TechHelp24 described.
You will need a trunking license if you want to trunk multiple ISL's between switches.
If thats not your goal then you should be good to go
12-15-2011 09:37 AM
If the switch is Licensed as mentioned in my preview post, VL2 or VL4 or Full Fabric, not other License is requiered.
If the switch is Licensed as Standalon, you need a Fabric License.
However the second option not make sense by Old 3200, and such License Upgrade are not longer available.